Assistant Chancellor for Equity and Inclusion

The University of Washington Tacoma (UW Tacoma) invites nominations and applications for a visionary and inspiring leader to serve as the Assistant Chancellor for Equity and Inclusion (ACEI). The University seeks an Assistant Chancellor who is a highly collaborative leader and who has a passion for equity, a broad concept of diversity and inclusion, a strong academic sensibility, demonstrated administrative competence, and an in-depth knowledge of theories and practices relevant to fulfilling the promise of our vision and values.

The University of Washington Tacoma is a growing, urban-serving university that is deeply invested in its local communities. The University first opened its doors in 1990 as an upper division institution, later adding graduate programs, a full four-year curriculum, and a doctoral degree in Educational Leadership. Today there are 5,000 students, more than 80% of whom attend full-time. As one of three campuses of a world-class university, UW Tacoma is dedicated to interdisciplinary and innovative teaching and scholarship and to engaging the community in mutually beneficial partnerships.

The Assistant Chancellor for Equity and Inclusion reports to the Chancellor of the University of Washington Tacoma and serves on the Chancellor’s Cabinet. The ACEI advises the Chancellor and Vice Chancellors on matters related to campus climate and community relations as these affect UW Tacoma’s objectives for greater equity, diversity and inclusion. The ACEI will work closely with the Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Vice Chancellor for Student and Enrollment Services and the University of Washington Seattle Vice President for Minority Affairs and Diversity to advance and implement the University’s strategic direction pertaining to diversity and inclusion. The Assistant Chancellor for Equity and Inclusion oversees the Center for Equity and Inclusion and manages the development and implementation of progressive programs that mentor and retain students, as well as engage, support and educate the campus community on social justice issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

This leadership position fosters change and embraces the value of equity, diversity and inclusion as components of a social justice agenda for higher education. The Assistant Chancellor will use various forms of institutional data to benchmark and promote accountability for the diversity mission in the classroom and beyond. In addition, the Assistant Chancellor facilitates the use of pedagogical strategies that support and affirm different student backgrounds, experiences, and learning styles while developing strong critical thinking skills for global citizenry. This also includes supporting curriculum development that focuses on diversity and addresses the social construction of differences as well as the causes and effects of structural inequality. Moreover, the ACEI will be central in informing, educating and working collaboratively with the University’s executive team on matters affecting recruitment, selection and retention of diverse faculty and staff.

Successful candidates for the Assistant Chancellor of Equity and Inclusion position will have at least 5 years of successful and progressive experience in a leadership and supervisory role directly related to diversity, inclusion, equity, and/or social justice. S/he will also have experience working collaboratively with a wide array of stakeholders in a politically sensitive context often complicated by the presence of differing perspectives. In addition, s/he will have experience developing and facilitating professional development training for staff and faculty on inclusive and culturally relevant pedagogy, diversity and hiring, and anti-bias practices including implementation, compliance and regulation. A master’s degree is required, an earned doctorate is preferred.

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Application / Nomination Process

The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications immediately and will continue to accept applications and nominations until the position is filled. Applicants must submit a current curriculum vitae and a letter of interest describing relevant experience and interest in the position. Nomination letters should include the name, position, address and telephone number of the nominee. All nominations and applications will be handled in confidence.

Applications and letters of nomination should be submitted to:

Alberto Pimentel, Managing Partner


Navid Nakai, Senior Associate

Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates

6512 Painter Avenue

Whittier, CA 90601

562-360-1353 (FAX)


Refer to code “UWT-ACEI” in subject line

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. All University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service.